Andrew Gordon is a Professor Emeritus of Public Affairs at the University of Washington’s Evans School of Public Policy & Governance. His current research interests include evaluation and assessment in complex data collection environments, and the effects of information distortions on public policy decision making. He has consulted with several organizations and agencies in the U.S. and abroad, and directed the Public Access Computing Study, a multi-year effort that evaluated and guided implementation of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation’s library programs. Prior to joining UW in 1988, he served for 19 years as a faculty member at Northwestern University in the departments of Sociology, Psychology, and Urban Affairs. He holds a Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Columbia University.